Induction and mentoring of novice teachers: Austrian policy and experience
Teacher training courses were restructured in Austria. Universities and University Colleges of Teacher Education work together based on a new curriculum. This curriculum also involves a qualitative and quantitative expansion of practical school studies. In Austria, in addition to practical school experience during training, an induction phase is to take place after completion of studies, in which young teachers are accompanied by a mentor. Mentoring in the induction phase as support for career entry offers many opportunities, but also requires careful implementation.